Ch4knu, E2MAX return with win as Smart Omega trips Minana EVOS

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by Drew Malihan

MAKATI - Smart Omega start their MPL Philippines Season 12 on a high note as they sweep Minana EVOS, two game to none, to start the second day of Week 1 of the premier MLBB league.

The new-look Omega saw the return of Joshua "Ch4knu" Mangilog and Patrick "E2MAX" Caidic to the active roster, while Minanan EVOS fielded Lance Aron "Lansu" Misa who was featured in the PBA Esports Bakbakan under Brgy. Ginebra.

The Barangay went into the first game toe to toe with Minana EVOS for 27 minutes but a crucial pickoff to Lansu's Terizla and Christian "Goyong" Martinez's Valentina near the lord pit turned the tide against Minana EVOS, with Omega getting the lord and went straight to the base.

Nowee "Ryota" Macasa grabbed the MVP honors with his X.Borg, getting five kills and six assists to his name.

It was a quicker second game for the Barangay with an 11-7 outing in the second game with Omega getting both lords despite Minana EVOS getting two of the three turtles.

Despite Minana drafting a more durable lineup, the early-to-late game insurance of the Barangay paid off as Andrew "Andoryuuu" Flora's Martis provided the early game damage while Duane "kelra" Pillas' Bruno made massive damage from minute nine onwards.

Kelra took the MVP nod with his Bruno with the Tenacity, getting four kills and five assists to his name.

Omega will seek for their second win against Blacklist International, while Minana EVOS will take over TNC Pro Team, both on Sunday.

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